Giant Bomb Divekick Tournament

#1 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19835 posts) -
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Hello, everyone. Now that Divekick is finally being released a month from now (on August 20th), I'm posting this thread in order to organize a week 1, Giant Bomb community Divekick tournament. It'll take place from Friday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 25th and will only be open to PS3 and Vita players.


  • Tournament will follow a double elimination format, meaning players will have to lose twice to be eliminated.
  • Each match will consist of a winner taking 5 rounds. Each round will be 20 seconds each.
  • Winner of a set is determined by best of 2 out of 3 matches.
  • Losers finals and grand finals will be best of 3 out of 5 matches.
  • Character switching is allowed only to the loser of a match in a set, with the winner having to stick with the same character. However, if the loser switches characters, the winner is allowed to switch gems.
  • If a player's connection drops during a round, it is up to the opponent to decide if he agrees to do a rematch or not.
  • It is suggested that everyone's input delay for online be set to 2.

How to sign up:

Reply in this thread saying you want to enter to give me an idea of how many people will be participating in the tournament and post your PSN ID.

Official sign-ups will be done via Challonge (account required) and the sign-up page will be posted on Wednesday, August 21st. This is to prevent people from saying they'll participate but not showing up and it also enables players to update the brackets themselves instead of having to do it all myself.


Tournament starts on Friday, August 23rd and ends on Sunday, August 25th. It's still tentative, however, and specific times for sets remain to be determined.

The Challonge sign-up page will be posted on Wednesday, August 21st.

Round (Winners side)Time (When rounds must end)Round (Losers side)Time (When rounds must end)
Round 1 (W)10:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM PDT (August 23)Round 1 (L)1:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM PDT (August 24)
Round 2 (W)12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT (August 24)Round 2 (L)4:00 PM EDT / 1:00 PM PDT (August 24)
Round 3 (W)3:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM PDT (August 24)Round 3 (L)7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT (August 24)
Round 4 (W)6:00 PM EDT / 3:00 PM PDT (August 24)Round 4 (L)9:00 PM EDT / 6:00 PM PDT (August 24)
Round 5 (W)12:00 PM EDT / 9:00 AM PDT (August 25)Round 5 (L)2:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PDT (August 25)
Round 6 (W)2:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PDT (August 25)Round 6 (L)4:00 PM EDT / 1:00 PM PDT (August 25)
Semifinals (W)6:00 PM EDT / 3:00 PM PDT (August 25)Semifinals (L)7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT (August 25)
Finals10:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM PDT (August 25)Finals10:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM PDT (August 25)

IRC Channel

Here's an IRC channel where people can meet up to play some matches:

  1. Got to
  2. The channel is: #GB_Divekick

I heavily suggest people go there when the tournament starts to organize matches.


First Place

  • A custom portrait by Reisz featuring the character the winner used to take the tournament or another character of their choice doing something ridiculous. (Work sample)
  • Custom art by aurahack featuring the character used to take the tournament winning. (Work sample)
  • A Divekick hat by mccarron. (Divekick hat)
  • Divekick Plushie by Iron Galaxy.

Second Place

Third Place

Raffle (to all participating players)

*New users being eligible to win the prizes depends on the individual contributors.


Divekick does not have lobbies or a spectator mode, but some entrants will be streaming their individual matches:


UsernamePSN IDUsernamePSN ID

Some of the rules and dates are subject to change, but I doubt most of it will end up changing.

Last time I had a week 1 tournament with Persona 4 Arena, it was really fun and there was a total of 56 participants. A tournament so early after the game is released is neat because people are practically all newbies when it comes time to compete, so the skill level is pretty much the same between players. So don't be intimidated to join!

#2 Posted by Demoskinos (17361 posts) -

I plan on getting it so I'll say I'm in. PSN: Demoskinos

#3 Posted by joshthebear (2704 posts) -

Yes, I was hoping someone would set one up.

PSN: Joshthebear

#4 Posted by TAFAE (217 posts) -

I'm down. PSN ID is mvdlippe.

#5 Posted by MikeW1980UK (133 posts) -

This isn't going to be super serious is it? Ah, screw it.

PSN: MikeW1980UK

#6 Posted by gravitypenguin (89 posts) -

I am in like you wouldn't believe. :D

gravitypenguin (gb) / gravitypenguin (psn)

#7 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1197 posts) -

I'm in as well!

PSN: xLLeg3ndX

#8 Posted by FLStyle (6344 posts) -

PSN: FLStyle

Let's do this!

#9 Posted by StarvingGamer (11441 posts) -

PSN: catbond

#10 Posted by DarthOrange (4183 posts) -

As long as the time isn't horrible count me in.


#11 Posted by recroulette (5454 posts) -

God yes.

PSN: RecSpec

#12 Posted by Player1 (4168 posts) -

I'll play though I will probably be terrible. PSN ut-oh-spaghettio

#13 Edited by Karsh (204 posts) -


PSN: Karsheh

#14 Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1555 posts) -


PSN: Gooftecks

#15 Posted by Optix12 (685 posts) -

hmm as long as it comes out around same time for the uk/eu (I cant find anything on google but im sure that would be easy to do as its on psn) sign me up
PSN: Optix12

#16 Edited by blargonaut (175 posts) -

Sign me up! PSN: brinstargonaut

Though I just remembered I do work Fridays and Saturdays right now...and I work at night. Doh!

#17 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19835 posts) -

@optix12 said:

hmm as long as it comes out around same time for the uk/eu (I cant find anything on google but im sure that would be easy to do as its on psn) sign me up

PSN: Optix12

Yeah, the game will release on the 20th in North America, Australia and Europe.

@blargonaut: @darthorange: The last times I've done this, the time the tournament had started at 12:00 PM EST / 3:00 PM PST with specific times that certain sets had to be completed by, so there should be enough leeway for people to organize and get their matches in.

#18 Edited by Reisz (1623 posts) -

Hell yes, PSN: VVarevvolf

Also I would like to offer a dumb prize in the form of a custom portrait of the character the winner used to win first place or another character of their choice doing something ridiculous. Work sample here.

PM me if you're interested @fluxwavez. Looking forward to the tournament.

#19 Posted by turboman (9240 posts) -

PSN: TurboMan

I'm in this.

#20 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1197 posts) -

@reisz: Your prize would be amazing and original!

#21 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19835 posts) -

Added Reisz' first place prize to the OP.

#22 Edited by mccarron (89 posts) -

I'm definitely in! PSN: McCarronX

I'll also donate a Divekick hat to the first place winner as I'm ordering some for the tournament I'm running in Chicago.

#23 Posted by AggroCraig (61 posts) -

I'm in, PSNID AggroCraig

#24 Posted by aurahack (2541 posts) -

Count in me in! PSN: EvasionR3

Can I also throw my artness as a possible winner prize? I'd be down to do something for the winner or runner-up? Maybe the runner-up can get a cool-ass doodle of him painfully losing the final match. :'D Work sample an' stuff.

#25 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (402 posts) -

I'm down! PSN: zelot2376

(It's super dumb we can't change PSN names...)

#26 Posted by Cynamatikal (2 posts) -

I suppose, sure. Write me in too. PSN: Solus3509

#25: Yeah, I know that feel. Lmao

#27 Posted by DJ_Azure (3 posts) -

I wish to join this tournament!

PSN ID: DJ_Azure

#28 Posted by Pandoken (2 posts) -

I will join it.

ID: Kamepandouken

#29 Edited by mracoon (5105 posts) -

I know I'm going to be terrible at the game but I'll throw my name in anyway. PSN: talarata

#31 Posted by mccarron (89 posts) -

Here's a look at the hat, previously only available to those who have entered the Lang Zone. As I said earlier I'll make one just for the winner of this tournament to throw into the prize pool. Very few of these exist so should help raise the stakes.

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PLUS if we get to 100+ entrants, I'll give a hat to each of the Top 3 players.

#32 Edited by Nadafinga (1040 posts) -

The game is only $10, so I'm in.

PSN: Nadafinga

#33 Posted by Vonocourt (2194 posts) -

GB Tournament was the most fun I had with Anarachy Reigns, so definitely joining this.

PSN: Vonocourt

#34 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19835 posts) -

GB Tournament was the most fun I had with Anarachy Reigns, so definitely joining this.

Haha, man the Anarchy Reigns tournament was chaos to organize; lived up to the name of the game. Was the most fun I had with it, though.

#35 Posted by Beboped (2 posts) -

I'm in! Had an amazing time playing this game at EVO.

PSN: Beboped1

#36 Posted by Nefarious_Al (259 posts) -

God damn YLOD on my PS3 so I can't join this....

#37 Posted by YI_Orange (1334 posts) -

YI-Orange for PSN. I'm so in for this. Been waiting for something else to get into since the P4A scene died.

#38 Posted by TournamentOfHate (880 posts) -

Will this mark the weekend where my excitement for Divekick dies once I realize how terrible I am at it?

PSN: TournamentOfHate

#39 Posted by jshanson (3 posts) -

I'd love to play: PSN ID: AgentJay414

#40 Posted by BeardDuder (158 posts) -

I'm in! PSN: Chancely_S

#41 Posted by iAmJohn (6257 posts) -

I'm so in. FreakmanJ. Let's do this.

#42 Posted by iAmJohn (6257 posts) -

I'm so in. FreakmanJ. Let's do this.

#43 Posted by iAmJohn (6257 posts) -

I'm so in. FreakmanJ. Let's do this.

#44 Posted by spookytapes (326 posts) -

Sign me up. PSN name: vocalyouth

#45 Posted by hakunin (482 posts) -

Oooh, count me in PSN: Herringson

#46 Posted by MrCK (35 posts) -

I'm in, this sounds awesome. PSN: ckvinnesland2

#47 Edited by bacongames (3984 posts) -

Can't not sign up for this. PSN ID: BaconGames

Is that a nickel?

#48 Edited by GateGeek (3 posts) -

I'm in. PSN: GateGeekPrime

#49 Posted by Ciao (30 posts) -

I'd like in. ID: Ciaomeister

#50 Posted by Phatmac (5931 posts) -

I'm in! Loved my time with the P4A tourney!

PSN: Blazeluminos

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